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241  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Convertible Rear Speaker on: July 23, 2011, 11:54:22 AM
I'll chech the p/n later today - I had a speaker guy in Ohio who had a rebuilt pair that I was looking at, however I just needed one for the 67 setup and he didn't want to split the pair.  He was offering me the pair at $170, but I'm not certain 67 and 69 used the same one.
242  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 68' A Arm & Frame Dust Shields on: July 21, 2011, 01:29:21 PM
Sorry if I'm derailing this topic, but does anyone have a tip for a correct looking roll-over on the staples ends?  Is a "camel-hump" appearance correct?  I was thinking about using a pair of needle nose and rolling over, then push it down a little more into the rubber.   
243  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1967 - Orphans / Re: 7L112167 - L48 engine on: July 19, 2011, 01:40:22 PM
Interesting partial VIN stamp on this block.  My MU block was cast and assembled two months before this one, and went in a car around 4500 units after this one, same assembly plant.  The chrome oil filler tube is also interesting.  If original it lends another data point for its use on L48s.  I believe there was another complete engine on eBay recently that appeared original and had the chrome tube.     
244  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: daytona yellow with yellow interior and tire chain on: July 15, 2011, 06:13:22 PM
Only 188 came from the factory with the RPO V75 traction compound dispenser, so probably not too many documented ones left as it sort of implies the car was bound for the Rust Belt, etc.  Every once in awhile you'll see cans of the compound listed on eBay.  They didn't keep records down to the exterior color and interior combination level.  Estimated 7% of 69s were Daytona Yellow, so something less than that for yellow on yellow combo.  It's all found in the research topics at the top of the home page.  Some of the ones you spotted in the past may not have been factory original.   
245  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1967 Headlight Alignment on: July 09, 2011, 07:47:20 PM
1sweet67 - I sent you a message on this.  Look in your User Info block and click where it says you have messages.
246  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: date code help on: July 02, 2011, 05:02:30 PM
Didn't the early 67 LOS cars have the four body numbers sequences running consecutively, depending on coupe or vert and then std or deluxe interior?  So it would be the 6082 of its particular group (coupe std or coupe deluxe since both verts types only got up to around 2000) thread?

247  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: coil on: June 24, 2011, 10:51:03 AM
Saw a NORS one on eBay yesterday:

248  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 cowl hood and hinges on: June 23, 2011, 10:20:17 AM
Also go to the home page and look under "Numbers Decode", down near the very end.  Shows original date stamping and another pic of a hood left rear corner.  I've seen some stamps that are halfway off the edge, or lightly stamped so you may need to remove any built-up layers of paint to find it. 
249  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Last 1969 convertible on: June 14, 2011, 12:47:59 PM
On a positive note, he didn't have an orange "CAUTION" sticker on the fan shroud Wink
250  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Stuff used for bulkhead connector on: June 06, 2011, 08:45:12 AM
I was recently working with a black waterproof sealant I got through McMaster Carr and thought it appeared similar.  Stuff took awhile (days) to dry though, and came in a standard size caulk gun tube.  I think it was one of the first two listed here, bought it years ago so not certain.  I was surprised it was still good after sitting that long.
251  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 67 "Patriot Edition"????? on EBay on: June 06, 2011, 08:20:30 AM
There was a discussion on the TC site awhile ago:

252  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: No partial VIN on blocks on: May 24, 2011, 05:51:26 PM
The engine and trans partial VINs were stamped before the alternator was installed, so it was not a matter of having to go back and remove the alternator but more of a consideration of being able to read it once the alternator was mounted.  Norwood used the pad up to around December 68 and Van Nuys varied between the pad and oil filter area thoughout the model year.
253  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: caliper and booster resto where should I send ?? on: May 24, 2011, 05:20:54 PM
The calipers are fairly easy to rebuild if the bores are good.  Whichever vendor you choose, be sure to communicate all expectations in advance and keep a record of your agreement - i.e. no swap outs, grind-out of casting #s or stampings, no restamping, whether you want calipers stainless sleeved, etc.  If the booster is pitted you could lose some stamping detail during the process.  I'd talk to Jerry first, just be patient in reaching him.
254  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Head/Block/Intake/Exhaust casting on: May 13, 2011, 04:53:53 PM
The PE was used across multiple years so you also want to check the casting date on the rear of the carrier.  If you ever go inside it, the ring gear is also stamped.
255  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Head/Block/Intake/Exhaust casting on: May 13, 2011, 03:58:37 PM
Since it was decked you may as well check the entire pad, you never know what will show up.  Post up pics of the trim tag and rear axle stamp as they become available. 
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